How To Draw A Top Hat easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy drawing tutorial for beginners and kids.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
To start the tutorial on how to draw a top hat, we will start with the top half of the hat. Start by drawing two lines facing each other.
These lines will be quite short, and they will be for the sides of the belt that will wrap around the hat. Then extend some slightly curved lines up from these to the very sides of the hat.
You can then draw another curve for the top of the hat, as shown in the reference image.
Finally, just draw another curved line below this line in the opposite direction, and this will help form the top of the hat.
Step 2 – Now draw the outline of the top hat
Every good hat needs a good brim at its base! That’s why we’ll be adding one to your hat drawing in this next step.
This rim can be surprisingly tricky to get right, so this is a step where you may want to closely copy what we show in our reference image.
The rim will start near the top of the waist on the left hand side, will loop down, and then end near the other side of the waist.
There will also be a very rounded tip near the center of the base of this rim.
Step 3 – Next, you unzip the belt on the top hat
We covered a few belts around the hat in this tutorial on how to draw a top hat and now we are going to start drawing it.
To do so, we’ll start with the belt buckle. Start by drawing a rectangle, then draw a thin, circle protruding from it to serve as the locking pin.
Then, another rectangle will be drawn inside this outer shape, as shown in the reference image.
Then you’re ready to move on to step 4!
Step 4 – Finish the belt and add some details
Now that you have drawn the buckle of the belt, we can add the rest of the strap for the waist in this step of your hat drawing.
This should be a pretty easy step, since you’ve already drawn the sides of the belt.
Using those sides of the belt, simply extend some slightly inward curves towards the buckle of the belt.
Finally for this step, draw some lines along the inside circumference of the hat to complete the hat, and then we’ll be ready for some final strokes in the next step.
Step 5 – Add the final touches to your hat drawing
Now you are ready to add some final details to your hat in this fifth step of the how to draw a hat tutorial.
You’ll also be able to add some details and additions of your own, but first, we’ll add these last details.
To do this, we will add a line along the left side of the hat, and then add a few lines of different lengths on the right side. Finish off with some lines for the top and brim.
Then you’re ready for your own additions! Maybe you could draw who you think will wear this awesome hat.
In what setting can you imagine finding this hat? Be sure to have fun creating with it!
Step 6 – Finish your top hat drawing with some colors
Now we are in the final step of your hat drawing, and in this step we are going to add some color to it.
Adding color is a great way to bring a drawing together and in our reference image we showed you one way you can color it.
We chose a darker color for our hat, but even so we changed the shades to create some variation.
You can also use a much lighter color if you like, perhaps to make it look like this top hat might belong to a character like the Mad Hatter!
You can also experiment with various art media and tools to achieve the color you like, so what will you choose for your image to complete it?
Your Top Hat drawing is done!
All six steps of this how to draw a hat tutorial are complete and you’ve got a great fancy image!
We have tried to make sure that this picture will be nice and detailed while creating it so that drawing it will be fun and easy even though it is very detailed. We hope that we have achieved these goals for you!
Now that you’ve completed this tutorial, you can show off your creativity by adding this image. We’ve gone over a few ways you can do this, but there’s no wrong answer here!
Whether you paint the background, add some detail, or use some unique colors and media, we know it will look great.
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